WILLEMSTAD – During his stay in Bogota, the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes had a meeting with the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar. According to the Prime Minister, this meeting was very positive for both countries. At the end of the meeting the Prime Minister and the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to open the doors to continue promoting, strengthening and intensifying the bilateral ties and cooperation between Curaçao and Colombia. The areas of cooperation indicated in the MoU are: agricultural products and services, fishery, customs, culture and education, tourism, infrastructure, transport and urbanization, health and energy.
Premier Asjes is very satisfied that the Curaçao government was able to sign this important agreement after both Curaçao and Colombia has been working on it for some time now. “As it is known, Curaçao and Colombia have historical ties, solidarity and friendship. Seeing that Colombia went through an economic boom these last years, this MoU represent a concrete opportunity to realize more cooperation between Curaçao and Colombia,” the Prime Minister said.
To achieve more cooperation on the areas discussed in the MoU, the governments of Curaçao and Colombia will install working groups, which will jointly prepare a plan and indicate action steps to execute these plans. Prime Minister Asjes is convinced that this cooperation agreement will benefit both the people of Curaçao and from Colombia.